Saturday, October 10, 2009

Update: Florida denies report saying Tebow will "definitely" play

We'll all know around 8pm tonight. But until then here's the latest speculation from Sporting News:

A Florida spokesman Friday denied a televised report that said Gators quarterback Tim Tebow would play Saturday night at LSU.

Orlando television WKMG, citing "team sources," reported Tebow would "definitely" play, two weeks after suffering a concussion at Kentucky. The spokesman, Steve McClain, issued the denial shortly after the report.

Florida Today, a newspaper in Melbourne, Fla., reports that Tebow will play Saturday, but that it's uncertain how many snaps he'll take. The paper also reports that the Gators' coaches would limit Tebow's running.

Tebow has practiced with the Gators this week, but coach Urban Meyer insists Tebow's status will be a game-time decision. The Orlando Sentinel reports that it received a text message Friday night from the father of backup QB John Brantley repeating Meyer's line.

The newspaper also reports that it was told Tebow has been cleared medically to play.

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